Fourth Fraser Ministry

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The Fourth Fraser Ministry was the forty-seventh Australian Commonwealth ministry, and ran from 3 November 1980 to 7 May 1982.[1][2]

Liberal Party of AustraliaNational Country Party Coalition

Cabinet[edit]

  • Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser, MP: Prime Minister
  • Rt Hon Doug Anthony, MP: Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Trade and Resources (NCP)
  • Rt Hon Phillip Lynch, MP: Minister for Industry and Commerce (to 11 October 1982)
  • Rt Hon Ian Sinclair, MP: Minister for Communications (to 7 May 1982)(NCP)
  • Senator Hon John Carrick: Minister for National Development and Energy. Vice-President of the Executive Council
  • Hon Tony Street, MP: Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Hon Peter Nixon, MP: Minister for Primary Industry (NCP)
  • Hon John Howard, MP: Treasurer
  • Hon Andrew Peacock, MP: Minister for Industrial Relations (to 16 April 1981) (out of Cabinet 16 April 1981 to 11 October 1982). Minister for Industry and Commerce (from 11 October 1982)
  • Hon Sir James Killen, KCMG MP: Minister for Defence (to 7 May 1982)
  • Senator Hon Dame Margaret Guilfoyle, DBE: Minister for Finance
  • Hon Ian Viner, MP: Minister for Employment and Youth Affairs (to 16 April 1981). Minister assisting the Prime Minister (to 7 May 1982). Minister for Industrial Relations (16 April 1981 to 7 May 1982). (see outer Ministry)
  • Senator Hon Peter Durack, QC: Attorney-General
  • Senator Hon Fred Chaney: Minister for Social Security
  • Hon Wal Fife, MP: Minister for Education. Minister assisting the Prime Minister in Federal Affairs (in Cabinet from 16 April 1981)
  • Hon Ian Macphee, MP: Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs
  • Senator Hon Peter Baume: Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. Minister assisting the Minister for National Development and Energy. Minister for Health (20 April 1982 to 7 May 1982). Minister for Education (from 7 April 1982) (in Cabinet from 7 April 1982)

Outer ministry[edit]

  • Hon Ralph Hunt, MP: Minister for Transport (NCP)
  • Hon Robert Ellicott, QC MP: Minister for Home Affairs and the Environment (to 17 February 1981)
  • Hon Michael MacKellar, MP: Minister for Health (to 20 April 1982). Minister for Home Affairs and the Environment (17 February 1981 – 19 March 1981).
  • Hon Kevin Newman, MP: Minister for Administrative Services. Minister assisting the Minister for Defence (to 7 May 1982)
  • Hon David Thomson, MP: Minister for Science and Technology (NCP)
  • Hon Michael Hodgman, MP: Minister for the Capital Territory
  • Hon Tom McVeigh, MP: Minister for Housing and Construction Minister assisting the Minister for Trade and Resources (NCP)
  • Senator Hon Tony Messner: Minister for Veterans' Affairs. Minister assisting the Treasurer
  • Hon John Moore, MP: Minister for Business and Consumer Affairs (to 20 April 1982)
  • Hon Neil Brown, QC MP: Minister for Employment and Youth Affairs (16 April 1981 to 7 May 1982). Minister for Business and Consumer Affairs (20 April 1982 to 7 May 1982). Minister for Communications (from 7 May 1982). Minister assisting the Attorney-General (from 7 May 1982)
  • Hon Jim Carlton, MP: Minister for Health (from 7 May 1982). Minister assisting the Minister for National Development and Energy (from 7 May 1982)
  • Hon John Hodges, MP: Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs (from 7 May 1982)
  • Hon Ian Wilson, MP: Minister for Home Affairs and Environment (19 March 1981 to 7 May 1982). Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (from 7 May 1982). Minister assisting the Minister for Social Security (from 7 May 1982)
  • Hon Ian Viner, MP: Minister for Defence Support (from 7 April 1982)

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